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Veranstaltungshinweis: Medieval Texts in Transit

21.07.2017 - 22.07.2017

International workshop, co-organized by CRC Project B01 “Artefacts, Treasures and Ruins – Materiality and Historicity in the Literature of the English Middle Ages” (Head: Prof. Dr. A. J. Johnston), Miriam Edlich-Muth (Freie Universität Berlin) and the Centre for Medieval Literature (Odense and York).

Do we overestimate the impact that the transient socio-political and formal linguistic borders of Western Europe had on the literary culture of the pre-nation state era?

While most current scholarship acknowledges the porous borders of medieval Europe, we continue to think in the context of linguistic and political borders when considering the circulation of texts, using national language categories and political ‘landmarks’ as fixed points by which to structure our understanding of how medieval texts were disseminated. This conference invites scholars to re-examine such discourses of separation, and consider the case for continuity in the language, content or imagery of medieval texts and stories that were adapted and refashioned in different regions.

Contact: Dr. Miriam Edlich-Muth, muth.miriam[at]gmail.com



Friday 21July



8.30–9.00     Registration



 9.00–9.15     Welcome



9.15–10.15 Religious Communities and Collaboration across Time and Space



Victoria Blud (University of York), Soul Sisters: Medieval Mystics, Recusant Readers, and Women’s Literary Communities 



Joshua Easterling (Murray State University/FU Berlin), Coming to Perfection: Margaret the Lame and Collaborative Theology 



10.15–10.45 Coffee Break



10.45–11.45 Keynote I



Lars Boje Mortensen (University of Southern Denmark), Western Imperial Literature (c.1050–1320) – A Productive Object of Study?



12.00–1.30 Buffet Lunch

SFB Villa



1.30–2.30 (Pseudo-)Histories and National Traditions



Marianne Ailes (University of Bristol): Charlemagne Narratives in the Multilingual British Isles  




Adrien Quéret-Podesta (Palacký University, Olomouc), Mechanisms of Transfer of Annalistic Works from German Lands to Central Eastern Europe around the Year 1000  



2.30–3.00 Coffee Break



3.00–4.00 Didactic Texts Across Europe



Emunah Levy (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), The Book of Medicines of Asaph the Physician: A Study Case for the Transmission of a Medical Text in the Medieval Jewish Diaspora 



Claudia Wittig (University of Ghent), Writing ‘Didactic Communities’ in High Medieval Europe – The Moralium dogma philosophorumand its Vernacular Translations  



6.15–7.30  Performance ‘Nasreddin Hodja and Other Stories’

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, with drinks from 5.45



7.45   Dinner

Restaurant Luise





Saturday 22July



9.00–10.00 Keynote II



Christine Putzo (University of Lausanne), On the History of the European Floire Romance: The Evidence of the Fragmentary Ripuarian Version



10.00–10.15   Coffee Break



10.15–11.15  European Romance



Sofia Lodén (Stockholm University/Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Children of Medieval Europe: Floire and Blanscheflur in Different Literary Traditions 



Lydia Zeldenrust (University of York), Mélusine on the Move: Reassessing a Shared European Tradition  



11.15–11.30 Coffee Break



11.30–12.30 Readers between East and West  



Massimiliano Gaggero (University of Milan), Historiography without Borders: The Long-Lasting Influence of the Estoires d’Eracles 



Falk Quenstedt (FU Berlin), The Marvellous in Transfer: Sindbad, the Sailor (as-Sindibād al-baḥrī) and Different Versions of Herzog Ernst



12.30–1.00 Closing Discussion


Zeit & Ort

21.07.2017 - 22.07.2017

Conference Room, CRC 980 “Episteme in Motion”, Schwendenerstraße 8, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Weitere Informationen

 Dr. Miriam Edlich-Muth, muth.miriam[at]gmail.com